Tuesday, June 17, 2014

How to install Chromium on Lubuntu 14.04

In this post i will show you how to install chromium web browser on lubuntu 14.04 trusty tahr. But first of all, do you know what's the different between chrome and chromium?

If you already know, that's good. But if you don't, you might wanna search on google what's the different between the two of them. LOL i'm not going to tell you cause i wanna make this short.

Bottom line, chromium is maintain by ubuntu/lubuntu guy's that's why chromium is available on the repository of ubuntu/lubuntu while chrome is maintain by google and you need to download manually.

Alright, to install chromium on lubuntu, open the terminal (CTRL + ALT + T), and then type the following command:

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

Make sure the internet works, because that command will download some packages from the ubuntu/lubuntu repository via internet.

kernelpanic@lubuntulaptop:~$ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  chromium-browser-l10n chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
Suggested packages:
  webaccounts-chromium-extension unity-chromium-extension pepperflashplugin-nonfree
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  chromium-browser chromium-browser-l10n chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 142 not upgraded.
Need to get 44.0 MB of archives.
After this operation, 170 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra i386 34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2 [868 kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe chromium-browser i386 34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2 [40.2 MB]                                                     
Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe chromium-browser-l10n all 34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2 [2,935 kB]                                                
Fetched 44.0 MB in 3min 23s (216 kB/s)                                                                                                                                
Selecting previously unselected package chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra.
(Reading database ... 104339 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2_i386.deb ...
Unpacking chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra (34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2) ...
Selecting previously unselected package chromium-browser.
Preparing to unpack .../chromium-browser_34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2_i386.deb ...
Unpacking chromium-browser (34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2) ...
Selecting previously unselected package chromium-browser-l10n.
Preparing to unpack .../chromium-browser-l10n_34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2_all.deb ...
Unpacking chromium-browser-l10n (34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ( ...
Setting up chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra (34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2) ...
Setting up chromium-browser (34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2) ...
Setting up chromium-browser-l10n (34.0.1847.116-0ubuntu2) ...
As you can see the chromium-browser package is about 170 Mb, make sure you have enough free space on your computer.

You can open the chromium web browser from the start menu > Internet > Chromium Web Browser, or simply type chromium-browser from the terminal. Okay, now try this command on terminal and see what's happen:

chromium-browser lubuntuhowto.blogspot.com

i found that chromium is not stable as chrome, so i think it's better to use chrome instead, read this tutorial http://lubuntuhowto.blogspot.com/2015/03/how-to-install-google-chrome-on-lubuntu.html

~ cheers ~

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